Expedition Leader


The role

Expedition leaders are the link between our international first aid instructors and our local partners. They are organised, self-motivated people with a passion for development and a pragmatic approach to problem-solving.

They will be available to travel to one of our partner countries for a minimum of 8 weeks between May and September 2020 and be willing to volunteer an average of 5 hours per week between December 2019 - May 2020 to support their team and develop the core work of the charity. 


They will attend leadership training at the charity's headquarters in Edinburgh, and complete additional first aid training to develop their skills further.

Note that the travel & accommodation costs for attending this training can be provided for all UK-based applicants 


Please note that only five spaces are available for this role. Applications from individuals, who have previously volunteered with First Aid Africa or who are able to offer two years commitment to the charity, are particularly welcomed.

All applications will be considered on their merits. 



The responsibility

Expedition leaders are responsible for; 


1. The safety, supervision, and support of the charity's international volunteers
2. The development and maintenance of relationships with local partners 

3. The implementation of the charity's policies 
4. The development and implementation of mutually beneficial teaching placements

4. The rapid response to changing situations (for example, ill health of a volunteer)

5. Financial reporting for their delegated budgets
6. Maintaining regular communications with the charity's headquarters 

6. Setting a good example to international volunteers and the general public in their personal and professional interactions




The perks

While the role is extremely challenging, it is also highly rewarding and comes with the following benefits


1. International flights
2. Accommodation 

3. Leadership & first aid training
4. A weekly stipend for subsistence

4. Communications budget

5. Travel insurance

6. Anti-Malarial tablets

7. Visa costs 
8. References for future roles in the international development sector 

9. Opportunities to attend networking events in the UK prior to departure & on return

10. Security, Financial reporting, Monitoring & evaluation, & Risk assessment training

11. The opportunity to shape the work of a growing charity 

12. The opportunity to learn how international development really works 





The application

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